Photo Courtesy of W San Fransisco
The W San Francisco has partnered with View to showcase Dynamic Glass that helps to improve guests experience as well as improve the hotel's efforts to go green. View Dynamic Glass will be introduced into its lobby and lounge areas, eliminating the need for shades, blinds, or other obstructive window treatments while maintaining the W's aesthetic. Dynamic Glass uses electrochromic technology to regulate the amount of heat and light that enters a building, making it perfect for commercial use by reducing heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and lighting energy usage in commercial buildings by 20 percent, and HVAC peak load by 25 percent. "View's dynamically tinting architectural glass is a great fit for W San Francisco," said Michael Pace, General Manager of W San Francisco. "In the short period of time since the glass has been installed, we are already experiencing improved ambiance and a better quality of natural light. We continually strive to deliver the ultimate guest experience through innovative design, and View Dynamic Glass is clearly an example of a technology that achieves our goals. This technology will enable us to enrich our guests' comfort in both the public spaces and in the guestrooms, allowing them to enjoy uninterrupted views while controlling their environment to meet their individual needs. It will also save considerable energy, furthering our aggressive corporate sustainability goals."